Known as the worlds luckiest little fishing village Destin has brought in avid sport fishers and first time anglers a like for years. When looking to setup your Destin fishing experience you have endless options to choose from.
Here are a few options that you may find helpful.
Okaloosa Island Pier: this 1262 foot long pier built in 1998 is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week during peak season and based on the brag pages (uhm I mean I mean pictures link) on http://okaloosaislandpier.net/pics.htm You can really haul in some truly impressive catches. As one of the less expensive things to do in the Destin area the pier price per day is currently $8 per adult and $5 per child. You can rent a large fishing rod for $8 and they have a assortment of bait for purchase,
Concierge With Flair: We are lucky to have Lynne Tanner working part time with us this year. On the side Lynne operates a Destin Concierge business that assist guest with scheduling their vacation needs. A Destin local she has a large number of contacts and several businesses it would be hard to find on your own. Lynne loves fishing in her off time and because of that she has several contacts in the private charter business. While renting a private charter can be very expensive, this is a great way to go after that trophy fish you have been dreaming of.850-865-6143
Party Boat Destin Deep Sea Fishing:
I usually go deep sea fishing when my family comes to town. I have personally been out on both the Destin Princess http://www.destinpartyboatfishing.com/ and the Swoop I and The Swoop II https://www.swooppartyboat.com/. I really like both of these companies. Generally speaking on these boat trips you will end up meeting at the harbor around 6 am for a 7 am departure. Once you arrive at the first fishing hole(normally a hour or so boat ride from the harbor) deck hands will assist the fisherman in your group while the boat Capitan works diligently to make sure everyone has a chance to catch fish. During the Summer months they generally offer a variety of trips ranging from 4-10hours. Prices range from $60-$120
A big part of knowing where to fish also involves knowing what fish are in season. You can find a list of the current Fishing Seasons on the following link